NFL, CII organizes training programme for cotton growers

During the training scientists gave solutions to the different problems being faced by the cotton growing farmers

Source: PIB

Source: PIB

National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) along with CCI organised a one day farmer’s training programme in Agriculture Research Centre , Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan.

A total number of 75 progressive farmers from Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner and Hanumangarh districts participated in the this programme. Agricultural Scientists educated the farmers regarding latest technical know how. This will help the farmers in reducing their cultivation expenses and earn a good income.

During the training scientists gave solutions to the different problems being faced by the cotton growing farmers. The officials from Cotton Corporation of India and National Fertilisers Limited encouraged the farmers to use latest machinery to  increase  production and  to improve the  quality of crop.

Dilbag Singh, Zonal Manager, NFL and Neeraj Kumar Bhat, Chief General Manager, Cotton Corporation of India gave a live demonstration on the picking of cotton by using cotton plucking machines. On this occasion, NFL also distributed 75 cotton plucking machines free of cost to the participating farmers. Bhat emphasised that the moisture in cotton crop should be kept to minimum in order to take good prices from the market.

Singh also encouraged the farmers to use the fertilisers in their crops based on soil test reports. He also stressed on the balances of different fertilisers in different crops grown by the farmers so that the expenditure on fertilisers may be curtailed and income of farmers may be increased 

Plant breeder scientist Dr Vijay Prakash gave information about the best varieties of cotton crop suitable as per the climate of Sri Ganganagar and adjoining districts of Rajasthan. He emphasised to increase the income of farmers by selecting the best suited and high yielding varieties of cotton and adopting latest technology for its cultivation. Dr Prakash stressed upon the proper crop management (which includes all the operations for cotton cultivation) to minimise the expenditure and maximise the profit.

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